Italian star Emma Mazzenga, 80, is oldest lady to go sub-40 for 200

Emma was star at Turin World Masters Games.

The Eurovets site reports that W80 Emma “Mimma” Mazzenga of Italy set two world indoor records Feb. 23: “In the new indoor track in Padua, Emma ran 200 meters in 39.69 — previous record held by Rosemarie Kreiskott (GER) who ran the distance in 41.34 at the European Indoor Championships in 2011 — and 400 meters in 1:33.14 — previous record held by Alice Cole (CAN) who ran 1:39.82 the last 19th of January in Toronto. We are looking forward to see her next performance during the Italian Indoor Championships in Ancona next weekend.” Results from the WR meet are here. This apparently makes Emma the oldest woman to go sub-40 for 200, since the listed outdoor WR for W80 is 40.78 by Japan’s Mitsu Morita in 2003. Emma already holds the outdoor WR for 400 at 1:31.21.
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March 9, 2014

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  1. Peter Taylor - March 9, 2014

    Thanks for posting this, Ken, especially as the great Irene Obera will presumably be trying to rewrite the record book for W80 at the big meet in Boston. These new marks will be much more difficult to beat than the listed records.

    I’m sure the announcer at Boston will have to use very careful language to explain that Irene is beating listed marks (if she does) and not the best ever achieved. I hope I am up to the task.

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